Ski-Doo has determined that a limited number of visors for their BV2S helmet were assembled incorrectly. Characteristics of an incorrectly assembled visor include deforming...

Ski-Doo has determined that a limited number of visors for their BV2S helmet were assembled incorrectly. Characteristics of an incorrectly assembled visor include deforming of the inner double lens and/or inexplicable fogging. We had such a helmet and experienced exactly this, yet so many other users found the BV2S to be the best helmet they’ve ever used for snowmobiling. Now we know why!

If you own a BV2S helmet and experience either of these two conditions, Ski-Doo dealers can provide you with a replacement visor, part #445 761 0000. Since the BV2S helmet came with a one-year warranty, most visors will be replaced under warranty if you act quickly. Also included with your replacement visor is a CD-ROM with helpful user information to better understand all of the features and benefits of this truly revolutionary helmet.

The new-style visors now feature a foam bonding material between the inner and outer lens, replacing the silicone seal of the original version. The 2005 production of the BV2S helmet will include this new visor and the CD-ROM.

  • Perry T Ports

    December 16, 2007 #1 Author

    Dear Sirs,
    I bought a bv2s helmet 2-3 months ago, I just got to us it this weekend. I wear glasses and was told that they would not fog. I tried wearing them and they fogged up, so I tried riding with no glasses. I rode for a couple hours and the lens would fog at the top and ice would form, so I was always lifting the facesheild up and down. So far I’m very disappointed in the helmet, I’m checking to see if maybe a heated sheild will help. I have a lot of money tied up in the thing, the only thing I can say I like is to be able to drop the bottom half of the helmet down.
    If you can give me any advice or help, please let me know.

    sincerely,
    Perry T. Ports
    pports@insightbb.com

  • dissapointed to

    December 31, 2007 #2 Author

    I bought one to and it did the same for me….so i purchased an electric shield and it did help a little ..but the way i see it this helmet is not suppose to need it that is what drew me to it…my old helmet had an elec shield and worked just fine…new helmet a waste of money..if I could have returned it I would have……

  • Sean

    January 14, 2008 #3 Author

    I just bought the BV2S this year, first time out was cold and foged up bad, I thought it was somthing I was doing wrong?. watched the CD a second time looked everything over, went out to the mountains excellent conditions just bellow frezzing fantastic powder but i still fogged up and if that was not bad, the sun visor kept bouncing so I put it down then it would not retract on its own, and by the end of the day the sun visor just flopped around. The mouth piece will not stay firm to keep a seal because it relies on a cheap plastic friction fit. I am so disapointed this helmet gets a half star out of 5. leave it on the shelf in the store. It is not for riders that like to ride hard or for mountain. and yes at the end of a long ride his helmet is heavy.

  • ANTHONY L.

    January 19, 2008 #4 Author

    I HAVE NEVER WORN A HELMET THAT DIDN’T FOG , UNTIL I PURCHASED THIS PARTICULAR LID WHILE ON A TRIP IN QUEBEC. IT WAS EXTREMELY COLD THERE LAST JANUARY -30s + WIND CHILL. THE HELMET IT REPLACED HAD AN ELECTRIC SHIELD AND WAS TROUBLE FREE UNTIL A SLIGHT MISHAP FORCED ITS’ RETIREMENT. I BOUGHT AN EXO 400 WITH ELECTRIC THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN UPGRADE FROM MINE BUT HAD TO RETURN IT AFTER ONLY 4 HOURS OF RIDING BECAUSE IT LET IN SO MUCH WIND THAT I HAD FROST BITE WITHIN A FEW MINUTES! THE BV2S IS THE WARMEST MOST QUIET HELMET I HAVE EVER WORN AND WILL NOT FOG FROM YOUR OWN BREATH IF WORN CORRECTLY. THAT BEING SAID, I AM CURRENTLY TRYING TO GET MY VISOR REPLACED BY BOMBARDIER AS THE PERIPHERAL POINTS OF THE VISOR HAVE BECOME DELAMINATED FROM THE FOAM SEAL AND HAS ALLOWED MOISTURE BETWEEN THE LENSES THAT ULTIMATELY FREEZES CAUSING SOME LOSS OF VISION! I’M CERTAIN IT’S PROGRESSIVE AND AT $600 +TX. I SURE HOPE IT GETS REPLACED NO QUESTIONS ASKED! IF I GET HUNG OUT TO DRY I’LL BE BACK TO TELL

  • victor major

    January 9, 2009 #5 Author

    Jan 8, 09
    I had purchased the BV2S in Dec 06 it is a 06 model. i am very disappointed. I bought it because I was told I could wear my glasses with this helmut and the shield would not fog up. First trip out in January 06 the shield fogged up within 1 mile temp was about -20c, I drove back to the dealer and they made some adjustments or so they said, by that time it was warmer and it did not fog up. I found on future rides that with some adjustments and days that were no more then -15c there was no problem with fogging and I could wear my glasses if I was carefull breathing E.G. must breath thru the mouth and must open shield when stopped and close shield after I stated to ride. This year I bought a heated sheild as I did not like taking 2 helmut on trips. The heated sheild works great now I could ride in all weather including -40c or colder without using my other HJC helmut, or so I thought, Last weekend it was -41c with windchill, when I got home after about a 90 mile ride both my jaws were frozen bad, the doctor said 1st and 2nd degree frostbite. It will be 2 to 3 weeks before I can ride again and not with this helmut. The cost has been, Canadian dollars helmut $600.00 heated shield $240.00 plus taxes for crap. If you were to turn the lights out and place a flashlight in the helmut you will be able to see where wind can get into the corners of the hinge point, a bad and dangerous design. Good points vison is great, inside visor is great.

  • Wayne Curtis

    February 1, 2009 #6 Author

    I bought the BV2S in December of 08, after having owned an earlier version for several years but was dissapointed with the older versions breathmask. The new one worked great for the first couple of rides, but now the inside sun visor just flops around. The lever used to put it up and down doesn’t work at all, so i have to open the outside mask and put it up with my glove, and at the slightes bump, it slams back down – which blinds me in low light conditions. Tightening the large screws on the side only helps for a few minutes… My only option at this point is to remove the inside visor completely and switch between my prescription glasses and sunglasses as conditions change. A pisser for a $500 helmet…

  • Bob Hawes

    February 15, 2009 #7 Author

    I have 4 BV2s….the sun visor needs to be “resprung” if I’m not patient and push the lever down and up. It’s springloaded, so it’s sensitive and it works. I took my helmet off at a warming station and used a quarter and had the visor “tightened’ in less than 60 seconds.
    I wore my balaclava in Canada, 10 below-15 above for a 17 hour ride last week. Not one fog-up.

    I watched the CD and now the helmet works perfectly.

    Make sure you fit your breathing mask properly is most important. I had ice “dripping” out of my “exhaust” and again not one bit of fog up.

    I have 6 of their sleds. The bastids wouldn’t help me pay for the carb sockets on my two 04 MXZ/GSX. 3 Quads, 1 Islandia and 3 jet skis.

    They are lousy customer service people imo.

  • Haywood Jyablome

    February 23, 2009 #8 Author

    I have a BV2S helmet and all it does is fog up. I have tried everything with this POS. A true POS. My advise – don’t waste your money.

  • Mike Nickel Jr.

    February 2, 2015 #9 Author

    The BVS2 is garbage. Stick to the modular2. The BVS2 fogs if it’s over 25 and you sweat. And it freezes if under 10. The sunvisor also is a huge disappointment. It’s spring breaks and you have to take the visor out. I would like to shoot myself for spending $500 on such a shit helmet.

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